Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Objective:  The students will watch more of the Monte Cristo movie.

1.  Look at your returned work folder.  I am gonna toss everything, then  have a folder check!

2.  Watch movie

3.  Finish reading Monte CRisto for test tomorrow.  I can't believe he dies!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Last Two Days of MC

Objective:  Students will compare our book to the most recent film adaptation.

1.  Finish reading Monte Cristo (300 point test is on Friday)

2.  Monte CRisto CD Project is due next Thursday.

3.  Movie beginning.  Relax and enjoy.  It's a good movie although very different from the book.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Satire Unit Complete: So What Did You Learn

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a satire on their own.

1.  Satire Test

2.  Complete Monte Cristo

3.  Hand in your original satire.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Last Day for Satire

Objective:  The students will complete their ORIGINAL satire.

1.  Satire is due tomorrow.  Remember, it must be ORIGINAL.  If I can find one like it online, it is plagiarism.  Due printed tomorrow.

2.  Finish Monte CRisto by Friday.

3.  MOnte CRisto CD Due Nov 7 (Thursday)

4.  Outside Reading 250 pages due Dec. 13

Friday, October 25, 2019

Your Satire

Objective:  The students will create their own satire.

1.  WP #21

2.  Sample Satirical Ads

3.  Make your own.

Finish Monte Cristo

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Satire Week

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a satire to figure out the author's purpose.

1.  Extra Credit possibility:  RUSD Gallop Survey:  Here is the link.

2.  WP

3.  Learn with Book

4.  Finish Monte CRisto by next Friday (not tomorrow)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Stump the Teacher

Objective:  Ask me a question that I don't know and get extra credit.

1.  Stump the Teacher One Question Quiz

2.  Stump the Teacher (100 plus points)

3.  Complete reading Monte Cristo on your own by next Friday.  300 point Test Friday

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Ketchup Day!

Objective:  The students will use this day to get caught up on Monte CRisto in prep for tomorrow's "event."

Staple your poster to your typed and printed poem and put in red basket.

1.  You have the whole day.  Use it wisely.  Stump the Teacher is tomorrow.  Or an essay. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

How is that Song List Going?

Objective:  The students  will look at a different type of literature and try to figure out the UT.

How is your MC Stump the Teacher going?  Remember, if you don't pass my quiz, you don't get to play and you will write an essay instead.  NO FUN AT ALL!!

1.  WP
2.  Song 1
3.  Notes
4.  Song 2

Theme Poem due tomorrow!!

Friday, October 18, 2019

I only have 4 more district sophomore essays to grade!!!!!

Objective:  The students will write their theme about life as a teen growing up in Riverside.

1.  You have two things that you can work on.  One:  Theme for Honors Lit.
                                                                            Two:  Monte Cristo Stump the Teacher

Theme is due typed on Tuesday.

Stump the Teacher is Wednesday!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Good Win Volleyball!!

Objective:  The students will write a great theme for their life as a sophomore.

1.  Discuss Theme for English B

2.  Discuss your theme (due Monday typed and printed)

3.  Turn MC Study Guide

4.  Discuss Stump the Teacher

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Our First Poem

Objective:  The students will read, analyze and discuss an awesome poem by Langston Hughes.

1.  Discuss Chapter 48

2.  Theme for English B group activity

3.  Read Chapter 49-50 and complete study guide by Thursday (you can do this after the PSAT.  You will have a lot of time left!)

Monday, October 14, 2019

I* Should Not Be Here Today! I Messed Up!

Objective:  The students will jot some notes down about theme and how to identify them in literature.

1.  WP

2.  Theme and Figurative Language Notes

3.  Monte Cristo Discussion of Chapter 46-47

4.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 48 and complete study guide

Friday, October 11, 2019

Finish District Essay

Objective:  The students will write an amazing paper that will impress the sophomore literature teachers.

1.  Complete Essay.  Make sure you don't slap your readers.

2.  Staple the prompt to the top and turn in to the folder.

These will be graded on Monday.

Homework:  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 47

Thursday, October 10, 2019

District Essay

Objective:  The students will write a great essay!

1.  How did you like Chapter 45?  It got a bit intense!

2.  District essay.  Be sure not to slap quotes.

3.  Monte CRisto Chapter 46 reading.  New character:  Valentine's grandma and grandpa.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

You Get the Day off tomorrow!

Objective:  The students will discuss the MC CHapters with one another and the teacher and then read one of the best Chapters of the book:  The Summer Ball

1.  MC Quiz:  Chapters 41-44

2.  Discuss Chapters

3.  Read Chapter 45.

I want ALL work passed back and put in your folders.  We start district essay on Thursday and you need to have your three pieces handy and your textual evidence picked out!

Friday, October 04, 2019

Three Day Weekend!!!

Objective:  The students will practice writing using integrated quotes.

1.  Integrated quote writing using the Mercedes recognizes the Count scene.

2.  Discuss the Cavalcanti's (the fake rich guys)

3.  Work on MC Music Projects.  Due in three weeks (approx)

Monday you will have a sub.  You guys are already awesome for me, so keep it up for her.  She is one of my ex-students.

Directions for writing:  Write a detailed paragraph where you didcuss the idea that Mercedes DOES recognize Dantes when they meet at her home after 24 years apart.  Use specific details from the scene to support your claim.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

District Writing Test... What are you going to write about?

Objective:  The students will discuss the district writing prompt and brainstorm the three pieces that could be used to write the essay.

1.  Discuss TTSTCANDI of The Secret Lion

2.  Breakdown the prompt.

3.  Brainstorm things that we have read:

4.  Monte Cristo Chapters 41-42

Wednesday, October 02, 2019


Objective:  The students will discuss in their groups all of the author's techniques using specific textual example.

1.  Discuss Monte Cristo Chapters.  And turn in study guide.

2.  Group TTSTCANI The Secret Lion

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

A Fun, but different story about growing up.

Objective:  The students will complete their first TTSTCANDI for a cute story about growing up.

1.  WP

2.  Correct Secret Lion Vocab

3.  Read The Secret Lion.

4.  With partners, complete the TTSTCANDI Chart.  This is not homework.  We will finish it tomorrow.

5.  Homework:  Read Chapters 39-40